Bolton Regional Councillor Good to Know

Ticked Off

With the long weekend fast approaching remember that mosquitoes aren’t the only tiny pests to be wary of. Another tiny creature that can transmit disease is the tick.

Lyme is a borreliosis caused by borrelia bacteria, which commonly infects woodland animals like mice or deer. Ticks pick up the bacteria by biting infected animals, and then pass it on to their human hosts.

This week I visited with Marlene Spies, an amazingly warm and intelligent lady who is passionate spreading awareness about Lyme Disease. Marlene was infected with Lyme Disease in 2007. You can read her story and her follow her blog at

Protect yourself and your family by arming yourself with information; prevention is your best defence:

Region of Peel, Public Health – information on vextor-borne illnesses

Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation


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Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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  • Patti, thank you so much for your comments and for this really important post! I hope your readers and friends keep themselves safe this long weekend. Have a bit of rest yourself, I hope!